The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for LAN skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LAN over the 3 months to 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Local Area Network (LAN)
England / North East
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 51 55
Rank change year-on-year +9 +4  
Contract jobs citing LAN 33 40 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.90% 3.66% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.63% 15.50% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 21 2
Median daily rate £445 £351 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.96% +2.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £270 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £423 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £359 £347
% change year-on-year +4.60% +3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £18.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £19.25
% change year-on-year -33.33% +16.88%  

LAN is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 134 258 89
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 19.91% 23.58% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 141 54
Median daily rate £395 £293 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.92% -2.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £375 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 4
Median hourly rate £40.00 £28.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +7.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £28.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

LAN
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing LAN as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LAN in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LAN in the North East over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LAN in the North East

LAN
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LAN within the North East region over the 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +5 30 £445 +26.96% 1
Durham - 2 - -
LAN
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing LAN also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for LAN.

1 55 (85.94%) WAN
2 52 (81.25%) Network Design
3 40 (62.50%) Security Cleared
4 35 (54.69%) Cisco
5 33 (51.56%) ITIL
6 31 (48.44%) Service Management
7 30 (46.88%) SC Cleared
8 29 (45.31%) HP
8 29 (45.31%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (42.19%) Firewall
9 27 (42.19%) Wireless
10 26 (40.63%) Juniper
10 26 (40.63%) CheckPoint
10 26 (40.63%) CCNP
10 26 (40.63%) Degree
10 26 (40.63%) Riverbed
10 26 (40.63%) F5
11 25 (39.06%) CCSE
11 25 (39.06%) JNCIA
12 24 (37.50%) CCSA
12 24 (37.50%) CCIE
13 23 (35.94%) Fortinet
13 23 (35.94%) FortiGate
14 22 (34.38%) JNCIE
14 22 (34.38%) Data Centre
14 22 (34.38%) ITSM
14 22 (34.38%) CCIP
14 22 (34.38%) CCDP
15 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
16 20 (31.25%) BIG-IP

LAN
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
1 1 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 55 (85.94%) WAN
2 27 (42.19%) Firewall
2 27 (42.19%) Wireless
3 20 (31.25%) BIG-IP
4 9 (14.06%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (4.69%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.69%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (4.69%) SSL
5 3 (4.69%) VPN
6 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.56%) DHCP
7 1 (1.56%) DNS
7 1 (1.56%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.56%) Network Security
7 1 (1.56%) SAN
7 1 (1.56%) Skype
7 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.56%) Relational Database
General
1 13 (20.31%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (46.88%) Architect
1 30 (46.88%) Network Engineer
2 21 (32.81%) Infrastructure Architect
3 16 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
4 10 (15.63%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 5 (7.81%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (4.69%) Network Architect
6 3 (4.69%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Design Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Network Design Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Network Support
7 2 (3.13%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 18 (28.13%) Private Cloud
3 13 (20.31%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.13%) Windows
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (81.25%) Network Design
2 33 (51.56%) ITIL
3 31 (48.44%) Service Management
4 22 (34.38%) ITSM
5 18 (28.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 16 (25.00%) Matrix Organization
7 15 (23.44%) Office Automation
8 11 (17.19%) ITIL V3
9 10 (15.63%) Network Architecture
10 8 (12.50%) BCP
10 8 (12.50%) TOGAF
11 5 (7.81%) Project Management
12 4 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (6.25%) Customer Requirements
12 4 (6.25%) Migration
12 4 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
13 3 (4.69%) Validation
14 1 (1.56%) Business Continuity
14 1 (1.56%) Business Continuity Planning
14 1 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 40 (62.50%) Security Cleared
2 30 (46.88%) SC Cleared
3 29 (45.31%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (40.63%) CCNP
4 26 (40.63%) Degree
5 25 (39.06%) CCSE
5 25 (39.06%) JNCIA
6 24 (37.50%) CCIE
6 24 (37.50%) CCSA
7 22 (34.38%) CCDP
7 22 (34.38%) CCIP
7 22 (34.38%) JNCIE
8 17 (26.56%) HP ASE
8 17 (26.56%) HP MASE
9 5 (7.81%) CCNA
9 5 (7.81%) DV Cleared
10 4 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (4.69%) Check Point Certification
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 23 (35.94%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 35 (54.69%) Cisco
2 29 (45.31%) HP
3 26 (40.63%) CheckPoint
3 26 (40.63%) F5
3 26 (40.63%) Juniper
3 26 (40.63%) Riverbed
4 23 (35.94%) Fortinet
5 21 (32.81%) Microsoft
6 16 (25.00%) Aruba
7 3 (4.69%) ProCurve
8 2 (3.13%) TippingPoint
9 1 (1.56%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (1.56%) Avaya
9 1 (1.56%) Concur
9 1 (1.56%) Lotus
9 1 (1.56%) Nortel
9 1 (1.56%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.56%) Symantec
9 1 (1.56%) Virgin Media